Friday, April 18, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Donna

Hello everyone, Donna here today to host the blog for you.

I would like to share you with a layout I did using Quick Quotes NEW line Serendipity. I did this layout of my granddaughter during in her ballerina recital. The background paper was swirly and reminded me of her graceful dance moves.

I want to show you how to make your jute curly so it stays. Of course you can by the kind that retains it shape, but I was out of it, I have used this method before for making other shapes, like a heart or circles.

1. Take a couple of drops of Tacky Glue and mix it with some spritzes of water from a water bottle. Mix that with a brush, and wet the ends of your twine with the glue mixture.

2. Take the end of the twine and wrap it around the end of a paintbrush or whatever you can find that will be the size of the circles you want. I have used a small glitter container also. Take your brush and add another thing coating of glue. Let dry, and repeat for the other end.

3 Remove the twine, and add to your layout.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Cathy

It's Cathy back with you today and I have a little bit of Serendipity to share with you today! This line is so fun, full of the most beautiful blues and gorgeous patterns. 

I enjoy creating layouts with the same colors, especially when you have the perfect photo, kind of a monotone effect. All I added was a bit of white to enhance the bits of white already in this line. I did a bit of fussy cutting to with all of the fun flowers. I love how this turned out, simple and it really puts the focus on the photo.

Here you can see a bit more detail with fussy cutting and a little added bling. There are lots of beautiful elements with this line, you could totally get carried away with the fussy cutting! The great thing about that is it really stretches your paper, you get more bang for your buck!

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Club Q Mini with Barb!

Hello everyone! Barb here and I am thrilled to be sharing my little mini album with you today! I get so excited when it is my turn to get the Club Q Kits!

They are always packed FULL of yummy goodies made with the newest Quick Quotes lines! And I was super excited when I found out I was getting the April Club Q kit because it features the Calypso Line! LOVE this line! It is full of fun, bright colors!

Here is what I created….

When I get the kits, I like to pull all of the papers and embellishments out and create my own thing. Here is the mini album that is part of the kit…

I loved the tags that make up the mini album but I knew I would need more pages so I used 5 brown paper bags to create an album that would hold the tags. 

I folded the bottom of the bags and used a piece of patterned paper to create a binding to hold everything together. I punched holes through all the layers and tied it together with the ribbon that came in the kit. I then cut the paper bags at different lengths so that each page from the front to the back of my album got a little longer. I also cut the large chipboard tags so that they fit into each of the bags.

Do you like the flowers on the cover? 
Those are some of the die-cuts that are in this kit!

The tags were so quick and easy to do because everything was pre-cut! I inked around the edges of the chipboard and paper and then added a photo and a few embellishments.

I used the paper from the kit for the backgrounds on each of the paper bag pages and then added my photos. This kit also has an entire sheet of vellum sentiments that I tore into strips and then added to my photos.

When this album was complete, I had 4 large chipboard tags with photos on each side along with the 5 paper bags that I covered and added even more photos to! This was a fast and easy way to complete an entire album in an afternoon!

Quick Quotes Supplies Used: 
April Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Blue Lagoon, Caribbean Blue, Orange Slice
Other Supplies Used:
Letter Stickers: American Crafts
Baker's Twine
Paper Bags

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Winner Announcement and Mixed Media with Thandar!

Happy Tuesday everybody!

We have our random winner of the Calypso prize package to announce from our Welcome Spring and our Guest Designer Pinky post!

Congratulations ….

Blogger Meliciouse613 said...
Your style is very refreshing! I like it very much & hope to see lots more of it in the future...
April 13, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Please email me within 7 business days to claim your prize at

*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.

Stay tuned for more fun prizes soon!


Hello everybody, this is Thandar sharing some mixed media and fussy cutting fun today!

Calypso and Serendipity paper lines go so so well together that I cannot help myself but combining the two collections. The floral patterns from Calypso are very very nice to fussy cut out and to be used as embellishments.

Without further adieu, here is the mixed media layout that I have created using the collection.


 I had so so much fun inking and splattering all over this layout.



To add more details into the project, I have highlighted the stamens and petals with liquid pearl and gel pen.



I have also made a video on the details of how I have created this layout. Hope you guys will give it a try!

Quick Quotes Supplies
Calypso Chipboard Die Cut
Calypso 200
Serendipity 200
Powder Puff Inks- Coral, Caribbean Blue, Creamy Cocoa, Blue Lagoon

Have fun creating!!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Serendipity Inspiration with Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie here today sharing a layout featuring Quick Quotes all new Serendipity collection.

I love the combination of blues, greens, and lavender that make up this line and decided to use it to scrap an engagement photo of my husband and appropriate given the definition!

noun the occurence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

I started by die cutting and embossing hearts from each of the papers in the line. You have 8 patterns to choose from since the papers are double sided.  I varied the size and shape of the hearts and mixed in pieces from the Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts.

I die cut and embossed a vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes and layered it over white cardstock...

... which I had inked with PowderPuff Chalking Ink, using the die as a stencil.

I created a frame for the sentiment by die cutting and embossing Serendipity 100 paper.  The paper has a white core, which is easily revealed with a little sanding.

For the finished piece I actually chose to use a different quote and added Teardrop pearl bling accents.

If you are interested in seeing how I created the stenciled banner across the bottom of the page, I prepared a short video - enjoy!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serendipity 100 200300,
Quick Quotes Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
Quick Quotes Vellum Sentiments
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Tahiti, Caribbean Blue, Blue Moon, Blue Jeans, Blue Lagoon 
Other Supplies:  Want2Scrap Bling, Spellbinders dies, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Chips

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  
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    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Serendipity Inspiration with Jen

    Hi everyone! Jen here to host the blog for you today.  Don't forget to check out this post from yesterday, we're giving away a Calypso collection to a lucky blog reader!

    I have a mini album to share with you today. I partially covered a wired bound Mini Album with papers from the Serendipity Collection. I left the bottom of the album showing which contained a quote. I then matted a sentiment and added it to one side of the album.
    I created a fan fold flower on the right side of the album with a punched flower center. I then surrounded the fan fold flower with gemstone flourishes.

    All of the papers that I used were inked with Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

    Quick Quotes Items Used:
    Wire Bound Mini Album

    Serendipity 100
    Serendipity 200
    Serendipity 400
    Baggage Claim Quote Strip
    Blue Moon PowderPuff Chalking Ink

    Other Items Used:
    Gemstones – Prima Marketing
    Scallop Border Punch – Stampin Up!
    Flower Punch – Stampin Up!
    Starburst Punch – Martha Stewart
    Thanks for stopping on over to the blog today!
    ~ Jen
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    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Guest Designer Pinky + A Giveaway!

    Happy Friday Quick Quotes friends!  We have a special Guest Designer joining us this month, please give a very warm and special welcome to...

    Hi, I am Cristal but everyone calls me Pinky! I am very excited to be Guest Designing for Quick Quotes this month.
    When I am not crafting (let's face it- practically never!) you can find me behind the camera and at local sporting events with my boys! I am an Autism mom and a happily known quirky chicken. Hope you enjoy my projects as much as I enjoyed making them!
    Good morning friends, I am excited to be the Guest Designer for Quick Quotes this month and very excited to share this fun project with you. 

    A Sun Catcher I created using the Calypso line of paper and embellishments. 
    And I do have a step by step tutorial as well!
     Using an acrylic flourish (Clear Scraps) coat in Sail Boat Blue Alcohol ink. 
    bird, and press into place. 
     Adhere to bird- and tie coordinating color ribbon through top. 
     Using Xyron adhesive dots - Roll and attach flourish to bird as shown. 

     Add more Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts over the flourish.
     Thread Crystal Sun Catcher through bottom of bird. 
     Add rhinestone accents on both sides. 

    Now you have an amazing Sun Catcher that will shine in your window all spring!
    I hope you enjoyed my project today. 
    Until next time- Keep on creating!!

    How about celebrating Spring and our fun Guest Designer with a Giveaway?!!!

    We love our Quick Quotes friends and fans! 

    Who wants to win a collection of our brand new release Calypso line? 

    Leave a welcome comment for Pinky on this post starting today through
    Sunday night at 11:59pm PST for your chance to win!   
    (One comment per person please.)
    (*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only.
    If you live outside the US and want to play,
    you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.)
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    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Kind Words with Dana

    Hi Quick Quotes fans!

    Dana Tatar here today sharing a layout that I created with the all NEW Serendipity collection.

    The shades of blue in this collection are gorgeous! I borrowed some yellow papers from the NEW Calypso collection to add a fun pop of color to my page. These two new lines coordinate so well!

    The Calypso 500 patterned paper had the perfect sentiment for my layout.

    I kept the circle theme going by cutting more images from the same sheet of paper. I inked each die-cut with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

    Quick Quotes Supplies:
    Serendipity 100
    Serendipity 200
    Serendipity 300
    Calypso 500
    Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink

    Thanks for stopping by today!
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    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    April Club Q with Rhonda

    Happy Wednesday to you! Rhonda here today to host the blog with an April Club Q project which features the Altered kit and our all new Calypso collection.

    The April Club Q - Altered Kit features this fun tag chipboard! You can use it to build a mini album or create individual gifts as well.

    Designer's Tip:
    I cut my sticker banner flag in teal and using the bottom cut piece from the sticker, created additional sticker flags to layer under my "You are amazing" sentiment.  It's fun to get more mileage from your embellishments this way.

    Quick Quotes Products:
    April Club Q
    PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Lemonade, Blue Jeans, Coal Miner,

    Other:  Corner Rounder, Sewing Machine and Thread

    Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
    ~ Rhonda
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    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    The Feminine Side of Calypso with Donna

    Happy April everyone, Donna here to show this layout of my granddaughters. They are just the sweetest little things, and Quick Quotes new line Calypso is just perfect to scrap all the beautiful people in your life!

    For this layout I cut out some flowers and layered on top of the existing ones and using foam dimensional dots underneath helps give this layout dimension. The quote I used is just perfect for these little girls.

     Here is a closeup of the flowers using pop-up's. I love how that little touch adds so much dimension.
    Here is what the small print on the quote says, so beautiful!

    Products Used:
    Other: Want2Scrap bling, twine, flower brads

    Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all of Quick Quotes new lines for the spring!
    ~ Donna
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